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Colt to stop making rifles for civilians

Colt to stop making rifles for civilians

Gunmaker Colt has said it is suspending the production of rifles, including the AR-15, for the civilian market. Colt CEO Dennis Veilleux said this was not a permanent end of production but believes there is an adequate supply of sporting rifles on the market. He said the company will focus on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts.

Robert 1 year

Colt is ending civ sales to focus on Military contracts... Because no one is buying, Colt makes middle of the road ARs, but charges premium prices, because they are the "ORIGINAL" If I am going to spend $2000+ on an AR, it had better be DD or Noveske quality.

Exnihilo Adnihilum
Exnihilo Adnihilum 1 year

Who cares? Colt is a shell of what it once was and has spent the past few decades riding on name alone to sell mediocre products at absurd prices just because its logo is on it. Let them try to get those lucrative military deals with their complete lack of innovation.

Ted Hill
Ted Hill 1 year

Honestly seems a legit call that the market is saturated.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

"for civilian market", what military uses AR-15?

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

That's a bold strategy Cotton let's see if it pays off for them!

Donald Lungrin
Donald Lungrin 1 year

Del-Ton is my preferred buy, anyway.

porcus 1 year

I am betting this change is being pushed by lawyers, not customers.

IvoryDove 1 year

I have a Colt 357 and it's the last new Colt product I'll buy.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 year

How to make your customers buy every last gun on the shelfs in a hour, in one sentence

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

...Ok I guess. Your call. Lose out on the potential profits for all I care.

bobby_5150 1 year

As American as baseball, apple pie and Kalashnikova.

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